South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) - formation established by seven participating nations in order to contribute to the regional security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area

Evaluation Visit to Na-6 SEEBRIG Affiliated Units, 07-08 September 2020

A SEEBRIG HQ evaluation team led by the Commander, BG Aristeidis Iliopoulos, conducted an evaluation visit to Na-6 affiliated units from 07 to 09 September 2020.

The activity started in Constanta, home of 9th Mechanized Brigade „MĂRĂȘEȘTI”, the higher HQ of the SEEBRIG allocated units from Na-6. At the Brigade HQ, its Commander BG Florin Marian Barbu welcomed SEEBRIG HQ team and provided the information briefings along with the Commander of 341st Infantry Battalion and affiliated sub-unit Commanders.

The following day the SEEBRIG HQ delegation conducted the operational evaluation of the Na-6 affiliated units in Topraisar Training Area, where the evaluated units conducted a comprehensive exercise to show the planning and execution of a mission in a Peace Support Operations scenario, complete with concept briefing in the Tactical Operations Centre, mission rehearsal, tactical conduct of the mission with close air support and casualty evacuation in cooperation with Na-6 Air Force.

On 09 September, in Bucharest, BG Aristeides Iliopoulos met MG Iulian Berdila, the Chief of Na-6 Land Forces Staff and HE Simona Cojocaru, the State Secretary and Chief of the Department for Defence Policy, Planning and International Relations. The meetings were aimed at strengthening SEEBRIG HQ relationship with Na-6 authorities.

The evaluation visit was an opportunity for SEEBRIG HQ leadership and staff to familiarize themselves with the capabilities, training standards, facilities, equipment and weaponry systems of affiliated units and to strengthen the relationship with their personnel and key leaders.